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An F in Sitting

November 8, 2009
I'm a good sitter!

Nora's academic career is off to a pretty dismal start. She got her first report card from daycare. Imagine the disappointment on her parents' faces to see that she's getting an F in Sitting. Her daycare attendant informed us that, for her age, she severely lacks the muscle tone needed to maintain herself in a seated position. She said that she placed Nora in a walker, and Nora pretty much just slumped over. The attendant gave us a book about exercises that we need to be doing with Nora and told us how to practice with her. Needless to say, we were pretty shocked and devastated. But, like good parents, we set her up a strict regimen of regular beatings homework time to practice. One of the exercises we've developed for her involves sitting on the floor with a cushion to support her lower back and two on each side to prevent noggin-to-floor damage. We had one noggin-to-floor incident already, but don't worry, the floor was fine.

Sitting Up, Watching TV

I've been leaving her like this while I prepare lunch for the grown-ups.

I'm a good sitter!

Oh, hi.

Sitting Up, Watching TV


Before today, I'd say she's made it to about one or two minutes of sitting before the Earth's gravity overtakes her, and always with a cushion supporting her lower back. Without the cushion, she hasn't been good for more than about 25 seconds.

And then today, we had a major breakthrough. Her mother sat her up, and Nora focused her concentration and remained there for...well, let's watch...

What a great "Fail + Hard Work = Win" story! Disney, would you like to place the first bid for the movie rights?